Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
: dana in maryland. >> caller: good morning, everybody. how you doin'? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: i saw pictures from seattle. it looked fun. i like ron reagan jr. he's awesome. >> stephanie: he's awesome. >> caller: okay. so yeah, the debates i just hope that they talk about women's issues. i think that obama can slam him there. >> stephanie: by the way -- have you seen the new ads that are supposed to appeal to women with all of the babies, the mitt romney ads? [ baby crying ] >> caller: yes. babies born through in vitro he wants to outlaw. i think -- >> stephanie: obama makes babies cry. >> caller: oh, please, if he slams him on that, there's nothing worse for you than just scorned women. i tell ya. >> stephanie: the funny thing is if you've seen any pictures from any campaign stop anywhere, mitt romney makes babies cry. ever seen babies around obama? >> caller: he can't really hold them. there is a nurturing way to hold a child. he is just very uncomfortable in any situation. >> stephanie
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
impact on who wins the white house. dana bash shows us it happened before. >> reporter: election year 1972. the raging unpopular war in vietnam consumed the bitter campaign battle between president nixon and george mcgovern. suddenly on october 26th, 12 days before the election, vietnam negotiator henry kissinger made a surprise declaration believed to cement nixon's front-runner status. >> we believe that peace is at hand. >> reporter: it was the first so-called october surprise. a late in the game campaign event with a significant impact on the election. >> in order to win re-election for nixon in 1972, he needed to end the vietnam war. and this was sort of the definetive statement. >> reporter: the most famous october surprise was in 1980. 52 u.s. hostages held in iran were not released before the election despite president carter's efforts. instead they were freed as soon as rsh was inaugurated setting off democratic suspicion never proven that reagan elm sears back chanld with iran in delaying freeing the hostages and denied the troubled carter campaign a huge pre-election boost.
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
a chipotle restaurant in denver with senator rob portman. portman is playing obama in the mock debates. dana bash is following the romney campaign. dan lothian is with the obama campaign. did i say dana you're following the romney campaign? let's start with you, dana bash, you're in washington. what do you got? >> i have been looking into and reporting on some of romney's debate preps. you're right, carol. you mentioned that romney was with gop senator rob portman. i got to tell you, it is surprising that romney wants to hang out with portman still since he has been playing president obama. by all accounts in the mock debates, portman has been very, very tough on romney, to prepare him for the real thing. portman is the go-to guy for republicans for debate prep. he's worked with republican candidates since 2000 and i spoke with senator portman in an exclusive interview about what he does to prepare to prepare romney. >> how they're likely to express themselves, what the body language is going to be like, try to imitate the person, but you try to give a fair presentation, you know to whoever
Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
evening i am alan martin >> i am dana king, back when it all started, the top-selling passenger car in the united states was a ford taurus. tonight it has been two decades of frustration, expletives, could pounding and chest thumping because the bicycle ride people love to hate and they're gearing up for their 20th birthday party. joe vasquez is here with a big frustrating, or fun, depending on your point of view, birthday bash, for critical mass. >> a couple thousand people have gathered already, perhaps more than that, you can see the crowd at justin herman plaza and as i walk right at people from different countries, a man from italy, one from brazil, a couple from canada, the costumes are interesting, very colorful, if they're wearing them, there are at least five naked men in the crowd. and the atmosphere is very festive as they're celebrating two decades of taking over the streets of san francisco. >> on the last friday of the month, for 20 years, they have mounted their bicycles and claude san fransisco traffic.
Sep 27, 2012 2:05am PDT
couldn't have gone on a streak forever, but dana from hannibal, missouri, sends us a photo. >> hot tasty butts. >> every time she is on her way to st. louis. she sees this fine. >> that's cute. >> piggy's barbecue. >> a little bun. >> pork butt. >> and atlanta, georgia, sent this gem. look at this a set of creepy gnomes, $6. we're not even going to pretend those are normal. >> there is something creepy about gnomes. >> creepy and playing musical instruments, the one standing in the garden was weird enough. >> okay. >> finally jessica wright from rochester new york submitted this photo. >> one way. >> huh? >> there's a y and they're both one way. >> if these not confusing, i don't know what is, that is an actual road sign. >> maybe like a y in the road. >> main heaven. >> no, there's a y. and they are both one way? >> don't forget to send us your at klgandhoda.com. my favorite segment, really. we are gonna play "who knew." >> find out who is top dog. >> and five steps to becoming rich and famous. >> plus amazing drives destinations check out all the fall foliage. >> wouldn't be wednesday
Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >> senior congressional correspondent dana bash, our guide, this week as we check on the key races. we have been following this race. it is already -- it long since has gotten personal. last night, kicked it up a notch. >> reporter: oh, my, sure did. i was in massachusetts doing a story on this race this summer and talked to both candidates. and it was already going to be an intense race. and it was already clear then that this -- these two -- let's be honest, these two people not only are they running against each other for a seat they don't seem to like each other. that was incredibly clear with the sound bite you just played, but also clear with this -- maybe the line of the night, which came from scott brown. listen. >> if you're going to comment on my record, i would at least have you refer to it -- >> excuse me. >> go ahead. >> i'm not a student in your classroom, please let me respond, okay? thank you. >> reporter: the back story there is not just the obvious, which is that was a zinger, but scott brown goes around calling her professor warren, trying to make her seem out of touch, a
Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
-ins for the so-called other guy. let's bring in our senior congressional correspondent dana bash. you've spent time with rob portman who's been playing president obama for mitt romney in the practice debate sessions. portman takes the job very seriously, doesn't he? >> he takes it very seriously. and by all accounts he's really good at it. that's why republican candidates for the past decade plus have been asking him to play the role of the democratic candidate in these mock debates. and, you know, he does -- what he does to prepare he told me isn't just read the books and read the policy papers and watch the video of the democratic candidate so he can embody them and understand their policy prescriptions, he also looks at what their body language is like. because a big part of what these mock debates are all about is not only preparing in this case mitt romney to make sure he has his lines right, but also to make sure that he knows what's coming at him from in this case president obama. so when it comes to what mitt romney says but also what he does and how he acts and reacts. and that is a v